A little holiday irony

James Luna, from the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian website

Native American performance artist James Luna will be outside Union Station on Monday – Columbus Day - taking pictures with passers-by in an art project called “Take a Picture with a real Indian.” Past press releases about the presentation indicate that Luna interacts with the audience, asking them to choose what cardboard cutout portrays the “real” Indian. He’ll be near the statue of Christopher Columbus with his presentation for about 90 minutes starting at 4:15p.

I’m a little disappointed they’re shooting outside; I’d have been amused to see two of our local institutions butt heads as the notoriously openness-averse Smithsonian knocks heads with the photo-phobic Union Station management.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.

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